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grave
used in The Fountainhead

27 uses
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1  —13 uses as in:
Her manner was grave.
Definition
serious and/or solemn
The exact meaning of this sense of grave can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "This is a grave problem," or "a situation of the utmost gravity." — important, dangerous, or causing worry
  • "She was in a grave mood upon returning from the funeral." — sad or solemn
  • "She looked me in the eye and gravely promised." — in a sincere and serious manner
  • There was a grave feeling of brotherhood in the room, in the presence of the pale, handsome boy who looked solemn as at his first communion.
    1.15 — Part 1 Chapter 15 (98% in)
  • Dominique bowed gravely.
    1.10 — Part 1 Chapter 10 (25% in)
  • When questioned about his first wish on returning to earth, he had expressed the desire to kiss the most attractive woman present, had chosen the dowdiest old hag from the crowd and bent to kiss her gravely on the forehead, explaining that she reminded him of his mother.
    1.12 — Part 1 Chapter 12 (6% in)
  • Toohey listened gravely.
    2.4 — Part 2 Chapter 4 (47% in)
  • "I have never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Roark," Toohey answered gravely.
    2.5 — Part 2 Chapter 5 (77% in)
  • Well, I'll tell you," Mallory said gravely.
    2.11 — Part 2 Chapter 11 (31% in)
  • She inclined her head gravely in acquiescence.
    2.14 — Part 2 Chapter 14 (23% in)
  • Dominique returned the kiss gravely.
    2.15 — Part 2 Chapter 15 (9% in)
  • "Whenever I can," said Wynand gravely.
    3.3 — Part 3 Chapter 3 (67% in)
  • He inclined his head gravely, acknowledging the authorship, and said nothing else.
    3.8 — Part 3 Chapter 8 (45% in)
  • Ellsworth Toohey wrote: "The paradox in all this preposterous noise is the fact that Mr. Caleb Bradley is the victim of a grave injustice."
    4.1 — Part 4 Chapter 1 (84% in)
  • The streets of the city lay gravely empty around him, and the dark masses of the buildings rose to the sky, confident and unprotected.
    4.6 — Part 4 Chapter 6 (94% in)
  • "Thank you, Peter," he said gravely.
    4.14 — Part 4 Chapter 14 (97% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" flagged with this meaning in The Fountainhead.

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?  —14 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • —where one begins to float and there's no law of gravity.
    4.12 — Part 4 Chapter 12 (62% in)
  • Her face was grave, her voice gentle when she answered: "Oh, I'm sorry.
    2.2 — Part 2 Chapter 2 (28% in)
  • A hundred years from now they will write about you in history—and search for your grave in Potter's Field.
    2.7 — Part 2 Chapter 7 (48% in)
  • But Ellsworth never wavered in his manner of grave courtesy toward Aunt Adeline.
    2.9 — Part 2 Chapter 9 (29% in)
  • But the grin vanished suddenly, and he sat looking at the telephone, his face grave.
    2.11 — Part 2 Chapter 11 (28% in)
  • Don't you find it interesting to see a huge, complicated piece of machinery, such as our society, all levers and belts and interlocking gears, the kind that looks as if one would need an army to operate it—and you find that by pressing your little finger against one spot, the one vital spot, the center of all its gravity, you can make the thing crumble into a worthless heap of scrap iron?
    2.12 — Part 2 Chapter 12 (45% in)
  • He was represented by his attorney a handsome gentleman, tall and grave as an ambassador.
    2.12 — Part 2 Chapter 12 (56% in)
  • She could not forgive Dominique's grave politeness.
    2.15 — Part 2 Chapter 15 (15% in)
  • But he looked grave when he congratulated Dominique and he found little to say to her; there was a pleading look in his eyes when he glanced up at her face.
    2.15 — Part 2 Chapter 15 (27% in)
  • Then he pulled himself erect, he put both forearms in a straight line along the edge of the desk, his fingers stretched and meeting, he looked down, past his nostrils, at the surface of the desk, he sat for a moment, grave, proud, collected, like the angular mummy of a Pharaoh, then he moved one hand, pulled the envelope forward, opened it and began to read.
    4.2 — Part 4 Chapter 2 (93% in)
  • She had never expected Wynand to come to an office unannounced and to ask admittance in that tone of grave deference.
    4.4 — Part 4 Chapter 4 (62% in)
  • He remembered what he had said to Dominique once: "A complicated piece of machinery, such as our society...and by pressing your little finger against one spot...the center of all its gravity...you can make the thing crumble into a worthless heap of scrap iron..."
    4.6 — Part 4 Chapter 6 (96% in)
  • No law of any kind of gravity at all.
    4.12 — Part 4 Chapter 12 (62% in)
  • She was laughing at the law of gravity.
    4.12 — Part 4 Chapter 12 (99% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" in The Fountainhead.

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